Panasonic Develops 50" Full-HD 3D Plasma TV
Panasonic has developed a new 50" Full-HD 3D plasma TV, and also new high-precision active shutter glasses. They say that the new TV enables "theater-quality true-to-life 3D images". It uses their new 3D drive technology that enables rapid illumination of pixels while maintaining brightness. The panel also incorporates a crosstalk reduction technology allowing for minimizing double-image (ghosting) that occurs when left- and right-eye images are alternately displayed. The high-precision active shutter glasses incorporate Panasonic's technology that precisely controls the active shutters with the left- and right-eye images shown on the PDP.
This TV is the new generation of the 103" Plasma that Panasonic had in 2008. Obviously a 50" will be more popular than a 103" one.
Panasonic will display prototypes at CEATEC Japan 2009 (October 6th), and they want to release it in 2010 in Japan, Europe and US.
To reproduce 3D images, Panasonic uses the Full HD x 2 frame sequential method that displays time sequential images, alternately reproducing discrete 1920 x 1080 pixel images for the left and right eyes on the display frame by frame. The frame sequential method is widely used in showing Hollywood 3D movies in theaters.
The high-precision active shutter glasses employ Panasonic's technology that precisely controls the timing of opening and closing the shutter in synchronization with the left- and right-eye images alternately shown on the PDP. This technology enables significant reduction of crosstalk that degrades the image resolution in 3D display. The glasses are designed to fit for a wide range of users from children to the elderly.